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. happy friday. >> one month ago the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know exactly how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news' sharyl attkisson repo reports. jan crawford report reports. good morning. >> that number shot up to 248. again, that's across the country. now, this time last month i was in a clinic in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one, all these people so excited to sign up. but at that clinic they weren't able to sign up a single person. a month ago the promise of obama care for many was about to be reality. >> this really means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> but the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who had signed up. the "washington post" illustrated the illusive enroll lee as an imaginary unicorn. the white house went from disputing there was a problem to full damage control, even giving reporters names of people enrolled. in fact, that's how we found paul in salt lake city.
into the little muscles that all the people in the obama administration were using to deal with this. they were so afraid that republicans were trying to defund it they created this broke system of trying to work this out and that that created the problem. >> is the sort of overall idea of sinking in that it doesn't work for all of these reasons? >> absolutely. and it's not just that the website, the manifestation, that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them, getting information to the insurance companies, and those are structural flaws predicted. >> and the consequences of that? >> people are not signing up, which then leads of course if it continues into a month from now if this is still the problem then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can survive as a piece of policy. >> that's my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his age
of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance is over and will never happen again. she's angered by the u.s. they like to maintain at le
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